In a nutshell, “those who exaggerate, post old photos, stretch or construct the truth can look great on paper, but inconsistencies usually show quickly.
Apparently scammers think is more appealing to women than a divorced man might be, or a never-married single man in his 40’s.
Once you start talking to someone, and they are coming on too strong, that’s another warning sign, said Toni Coleman, a psychotherapist and relationship coach. They are attractive successful, available and really looking for love—they are also almost always looking for older women seeking a man to love them and care for them.
They live at a distance, often in another country and probably travel frequently due to their own business or have exciting business plans they are working on," she said.
During any conversations they may share things that conflict with what they said in their profile,” Coleman said.
Lori Bizzoco, executive editor and founder of Cupids Pulse.com, shared specific ways she can spot a fake profile: If you’re talking to anyone online, and something just doesn’t add up right, then listen to your gut instinct.
“If doesn’t give his address or home number, even after they may have been talking for a while or even met for a date or two.